Easy Taco Salad

This easy Taco Salad recipe is perfect for those times when you crave tacos, but want a lighter and healthier option.


Taco Meat

  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1lb ground beef ( sub it with ground turkey or ground chicken)
  • 1 serving of Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • ⅓ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water


  • 1 head Romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1.5 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1.5 cups cherry tomatoes or chopped wine ripe tomatoes
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 avocados, chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-2 jalapeños, sliced
  • tortilla chips, or Fritos (use it as many as you want)
  • sour cream, to taste
  • cilantro, for garnish


  1. Cook Taco Meat: Mix all taco seasoning ingredients in a bowl. Heat up a skillet over medium high heat, and add in a tablespoon of oil. Add in the ground beef and break it up with a wooden spoon or spatula. Let it cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes, then give it a stir. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the beef is fully browned. Drain any excess fat. Stir in taco seasoning, tomato sauce and a little water. Mix everything well and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  2. Prep the Salad and Toppings: Chop the romaine into bite sized pieces. Dice the red onion and avocado, cut the cherry tomatoes into halves.
  3. Assemble the salad: Place lettuce in a large bowl (or individual bowls). Top with taco meat, tomatoes, cheese, avocado, red onion, black beans, and corn. Add in tortilla chips and garnish with cilantro and jalapeño slices. Add a dollop of sour cream. (see note)



  • You can add many other optional toppings and sauces such as:
    1. Salsa
    2. Pico de gallo
    3. Mexican street corn salad
    4. Salsa verde
    5. Guacamole
    6. Olives
    7. Salsa taquera

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *